Textured Stitches Made Easy: Wavy Stitch Tutorial

When you think of wavy stitches, what comes to mind? Maybe the classic chevron stitch? Or maybe a combination of shell stitches? Don’t get me wrong, those are beautiful stitch combinations, but those are hard to use for amigurumi because the stuffing pokes through easily. What if I told you there’s a wavy stitch that’s tight enough that you can […]

7 Easy Tips to Finish Your Amigurumi Project

Have you ever been reading a pattern and at the end of a section it just says, “fasten off”? Or when you’re assembling, a pattern will read, “sew the head to the body”? Other than maybe some photos, there’s probably not much more explanation, right? However, the lack of explanation isn’t because the designer is lazy or anything–it’s because everyone […]

How to Use Tapestry Crochet in Amigurumi

Normally when you think of tapestry crochet, you probably think of beautiful tops. But did you know you can use this color changing technique for amigurumi too? And it’s easier than it looks! Let’s dive in to how to use tapestry crochet in amigurumi. How to Use Tapestry Crochet in Amigurumi What is tapestry crochet? Defined: tapestry crochet is a […]

4 Ways to Use Increases in Amigurumi

Have you ever wondered how designers create such interesting amigurumi shapes? It seems mind-blowing to be able to crochet shapes that twist, turn, and curve so fluidly. While it’s indeed a bit complex, shaping is totally doable (even for beginners) if you break it down. Let’s start with 4 ways to use increases in amigurumi. 4 Ways to Use Increases […]

Easy Guide to Crocheting 3 Basic Shapes

One of the first key concepts they teach you in art school is that everything can be broken down into basic shapes. It takes a bit of practice to get the hang of seeing it, but once you do, even the most complex forms won’t seem as daunting. Let’s get started with this easy guide to crocheting 3 basic shapes! […]

How to Sew Your Amigurumi Together Like a Pro

Do you love amigurumi, but struggle with seaming them together? Or maybe you’re new to the world of ami (short for amigurumi) and it just looks crazy intimidating? Don’t worry, with a little practice, patience, and the right tools, this article will walk you through how to sew your amigurumi together like a pro. Whether you’re brand new to ami […]

4 Great Tips to Bust Your Stash

Is your yarn stash out of control? Even if it’s not stash busting can be very gratifying and even therapeutic. There’s just something so satisfying about using up those random skeins and clearing the way for yarn that you use more often. If you want to use up some of your old yarn, but aren’t sure where to start, don’t […]

How to Use Fair Isle Crochet in Amigurumi

Have you been scrolling through Pinterest and seen beautiful amigurumi made with several colors all worked together? It looks complicated and that’s BEFORE you get a look at charts and stuff. It doesn’t have to be scary though. This article will walk you through how to use fair isle crochet in amigurumi. We’ll even talk a bit about how to […]